The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of a patient's sleepiness. The test has a list of eight (8) situations in which you rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0: no chance of dozing, to 3: high chance of dozing. When you finish the test, click Generate Result to get your total score. Your total score is based on a scale of 0 to 24. The scale estimates whether you are experiencing excessive sleepiness that possibly requires medical attention.
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Assessment Quiz Part 1 of 2:
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? You should rate your chances of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to determine how they would have affected you. Foreach situation, decide whether or not you would have:
• No chance of dozing = 0
• Slight chance of dozing = 1
• Moderate chance of dozing = 2
• High chance of dozing = 3
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or a meeting)
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic